As Climate Realism readers know, we provide factual rebuttals to media outlets that publish stories falsely blaming climate change for what seems to be an endless array of imagined connections between something bad happening, with climate change wrongfully being blamed as the cause.
It is as if the liberal media uses climate change as a “universal bogeyman” for blame, and it doesn’t even have to be Halloween for them to roll out that bogeyman as the culprit.
Fox News recognized this, and published a story titled: The top issues liberal media outlets have blamed on climate change, from ISIS to hate speech.
Fox News reporter Nikolas Lanum writes:
Liberal media outlets have long been infatuated with doomsday predictions about climate change, with journalists blaming a wide variety of sociopolitical issues, like hate speech and terrorism for the ongoing increase in global average temperature.
Democrats and their cohorts in the media in the media have often blamed major hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme weather events on climate change. But, their dire warning about the issue have also led them to blame more unconventional problems on changes to our global climate.
The article contains a fascinating list of climate change blames that most rational people would not think to be possible. Below is a summarized list of those topics that have been blamed on “climate change” by the liberal media, and covered in the Fox News article.
- Effect of climate change on babies in the womb
- Possible link between climate change and ‘hate speech’
- Climate change to blame for rising childhood obesity
- Climate change helped to strengthen ISIS, The Taliban, and more
- Climate change will cause murders, rapes, and assaults to rise: MSNBC guest
- Screenwriter says climate change could cause real life ‘sharknado’
You can read the details behind these absurd claims here at Fox News.
Of course this is just a small sample of the wild claims that have been made over the years about the effect climate change would supposedly have on everyday life. One of our all time favorites here at Climate Realism goes back to 1989, when a United Nations official made this doomsday level claim in an Associated Press story:
“A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.”
Obviously, this never happened, and the U.N. official made an absurd prediction. But, it illustrates that the media doesn’t seem able to do the most basic homework to check facts on climate change before running with scare-stories that have no basis in fact whatsover.
Kudos to Fox News for their summary.